Monday, February 28, 2011

Colleen Atwood's Oscar-winning Alice in Wonderland costume designs...

Congratulations to Colleen Atwood for winning the prestigious Best Achievement in Costume Design Oscar, for Tim Burton and Disney's Alice in Wonderland live-action movie, at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011.

Alice in Wonderland movie poster
Alice in Wonderland movie poster
This is her third Oscar win from a career filled with nine Academy Award nominations in total, plus numerous other industry accolades.

Johnny Depp Mad Hatter battle costume
Her previous wins came for Chicago in 2003 and Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006.

Colleen Atwood Alice in Wonderland dresses
Red Queen Palace Alice in Wonderland Um dress
Alice in Wonderland movie dress
Colleen Atwood's other Oscar nominations include costume design for Nine, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepy Hollow, Beloved and Little Women.

Crispin Glover's Stayne Knave of Hearts costume
Stayne costume Alice in WonderlandHere are just a selection of her fantastical costumes that were photographed on display around Los Angeles at the El Capitan Theatre, ArcLight Hollywood and Sherman Oaks cinemas, and at Walt Disney Studios Headquarters.

Helen Kingsley and Young Alice costumes
Young Alice and Helen Kingsley dresses
Alice in Wonderland also won the Oscar for Art Direction going to Robert Stromberg (Production Design) and Karen O'Hara (Set Decoration).

Hatter Clan costumes designed by Colleen Atwood
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You can see some of the props used to decorate the Wonderland movie sets here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

White Queen and Red Queen Courtier costumes
White and Red Queen Courtiers Alice in Wonderland costumes

Alice in Wonderland movie billboard
Alice on Wonderland movie billboard
Colleen Atwood beat off stiff competition in the Costume Design category from Jenny Beavan for The King's Speech, Mary Zophres for True Grit, Antonella Cannarozzi for I Am Love and Sandy Powell for The Tempest. Here is a glimpse of some of the other Oscar nominees work, simply click the link for more detailed photos and other outfits from the movies.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tartar Guard costume and polar bear maquette from The Golden Compass...

The Golden Compass is a 2007 movie adaptation of the first in Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy novels. The movie follows the adventures of Lyra Belacqua in a parallel world to ours.

Original Tartar Guard costume from
The Golden Compass on display
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Ruth Myers was Costume Designer on the movie and this costume was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011.

The Golden Compass movie poster
The Golden Compass movie poster
On her travels Lyra befriends a talking armoured bear, 'Iorek Byrnison', an expert metalsmith from the land of Svalbard. In the movie the male polar bear is voiced by Sir Ian McKellan.

Iorek Byrnison polar bear maquette from The Golden Compass
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This original sculpted maquette was presented to the director for approval before being scanned in to create Iorek Byrnison in CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in the movie.

The Golden Compass movie poster
The Golden Compass poster
UPDATED: Here's another look at the Tartar Guard costume from a return visit to the museum on May 15, 2012.
Golden Compass Tartar Guard costume
Golden Compass Tartar Guard costume
Golden Compass Tartar Guard movie costume
Golden Compass Tartar Guard costume
Buy Philip Pullman's original His Dark Materials trilogy: His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

Buy the movie and the illustrated book companion: The Golden Compass [Blu-ray]

Friday, February 25, 2011

Jane Eyre wedding movie costumes on display...

This year sees Mia Wasikowska star in the titular role of the movie adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's beloved romantic novel, 'Jane Eyre'.
Michael Fassbender stars alongside her as the moody, strong-willed Byronic 'Edward Rochester', who the orphaned governess Jane falls passionately in love with, but who hides a terrible secret.
Original wedding outfits worn by Michael Fassbender
and Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre
Actual Jane Eyre movie costumesJane Eyre movie costume display
Jane Eyre movie wedding outfitOriginal Jane Eyre movie costumes
Michael O'Connor was the Costume Designer responsible for these period wedding outfits from Jane Eyre, which was set in 19th century England. You can also see Michael O'Connor's costume work in The Eagle and The Duchess.
Jane Eyre movie poster
Jane Eyre movie poster
Original period wedding dress worn by Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre Mia Wasikowska wedding dress
Jane Eyre film costumes
Mia Wasikowska wears this intricate wedding outfit as Jane Eyre in the movie to marry her beloved Edward Rochester.
If you're a fan of Mia Wasikowska, be sure to check out her dresses from Alice in Wonderland and outfit worn in The Kids Are All Right.
Wedding outfit worn by Michael Fassbender as Rochester
Rochester and Jane Eyre movie costumes
Michael Fassbender Jane Eyre costume
Jane Eyre Rochester movie costume
Jane Eyre Michael Fassbender film costume
This is the dashing Edward Rochester's wedding outfit worn by Michael Fassbender in the period romance movie.
Actual Jane Eyre costumes on display at ArcLight Hollywood
Jane Eyre movie costume exhibit
These original costumes were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on February 25, 2011 where they were installed by Olson Visual.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Matt Damon's diving suit from The Bourne Identity...

At the beginning of 2002's The Bourne Identity, an amnesiac 'Jason Bourne' (played by Matt Damon) is pulled from the sea by a fishing crew, unconscious with two bullet wounds in his back.
Diving suit worn by Matt Damon as
Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity
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This is the diving wet-suit worn by Matt Damon in the action-packed espionage thriller at the start of the movie.
The Bourne Identity movie poster
The Bourne Identity movie poster
Pierre-Yves Gayraud was Costume Designer on The Bourne Identity.
This wet-suit was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011.
Original diving suit from The Bourne Identity on display
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If you like this costume be sure to check out this Mini Cooper and motorcycle from the Bourne movies.